What Is Suspension Training?
Suspension training was developed by the Navy SEALs program. This type of workout uses your own body weight to develop core stability, strength, balance and flexibility, all at the same time.
TRX (or Total Body Resistance Exercise) uses the TRX Suspension Trainer, a training tool used to perform hundreds of gravity and your body weight exercises. TRX gives you a quick, effective total body workout.
These workouts will increase your muscular endurance, your strength and help tone your body.
Top athletes, like NFL players, UFC fighters and Major League Baseball players, use TRX. All four military branches use TRX, too.
Suspension training allows you to get the same results you’d get with weights, but without all the bulky, awkwardness of barbells and dumbbells. Weight workouts isolate one or two muscle group at a time, but with TRX, you engage multiple muscle groups at the same time through compound movements.
TRX is more efficient than traditional weight work and gives you a total body workout in half the time to gets you out of the gym faster.
TRX is the best training you can do for your core. All of the exercises performed on the TRX Suspension Trainer require you to brace and work your core -- the back, abdominals and pelvic region. The TRX Trainer allows you to use your own bodyweight as resistance which is great for working the core and for strengthening the entire body.
Perfect for Every Fitness LevelThe trainers in the TRX studio are specially certified. They know exactly what modifications to offer for your fitness level. Even beginners can hop right into a class and feel safe performing any movement. The more you perform TRX exercises, the better you get at them. The more you do it, the stronger you get, and the better you feel. TRX benefits people of all ages and fitness levels.
At the Downtown Athletic Club, you can take TRX classes in the dedicated TRX studio, which is open to all members. The classes will show you how to use your entire body as one unit. You’ll be in control of all movements, unlike when using weights.
Come prepared to work, though. TRX is no joke, and you’ll feel it the first time (and the second, and third). Bring lots of water, wear lightweight clothing, and plan on sweating.
If you’re ready to try a TRX class at a gym in Amarillo, come to the Downtown Athletic Club and try one now.